Edgar Ott (1929-1994) was a German actor who took over the role of Cookie Monster on Sesamstrasse when Alexander Welbat died in 1977, and upon his own death, was succeeded by Welbat's son Douglas Welbat. Ott also dubbed Earl Sinclair in Die Dinos, the German dub of Dinosaurs, for the first three seasons (replaced when he died by Jürgen Kluckert).
One of the most active voices in German cinema, Ott was the official voice of Telly Savalas (as Kojak, in films, and in most guest appearances), and also dubbed Charles Durning (in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and four others), Jack Warden (in All the President's Men), and at various times, James Earl Jones, Edward Asner, Martin Landau, and Pierre Tornade.
On TV, he dubbed Bill Cosby in I Spy and Gordon Jackson on Upstairs, Downstairs and others. Animation credits include every Phil Harris character in a Disney animated feature (Baloo in The Jungle Book, Little John in Robin Hood, and O'Malley in The Aristocats), Obelix in the Asterix films, King Triton in The Little Mermaid, Professor Ratigan in The Great Mouse Detective, and Tiger in The American Tail movies.